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When The Well’s Dry, We Know
The Worth Of Water

– Benjamin Franklin

Pumping More Water For Less Money

The following article was published in the winter edition of the California Water Journal from the California Rural Water Association. Roughly 20% of the electricity in California is used to pump water. One fifth. Given that California is the fifth largest economy in the world, this number, [...]

SCADA for Rural Water Systems

SCADA–Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition–has been the workhorse of large factories.  When SCADA is applied to Rural Water Systems, the limits of Old SCADA show.  The need for onsite technical support is costly and yet unpredictable.  Rather than taking more control of their [...]

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From the time that SCADA systems became popular in the 1960s, the fundamental architecture has remained largely the same. Similar to the evolution of the automobile – from Henry Ford’s Model T to the 2018 Porsche Cayenne – the fundamental architecture of how a combustion engine [...]

What Happens When Your Water System PC Dies?

Large water systems employ Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) to monitor and control the flow of water through the system. Because SCADA is so expensive and complex to install, program and maintain, SCADA is rarely used by small water operators. However, when SCADA is used for [...]